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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848


Oregon Coast Fourth of July, Independence Day Guide, 2010

Published 06/09/2010

Rockaway's celebration is a biggie, in spite of the town's small size.

(Oregon Coast) – It's when summer really gets into high gear on the Oregon coast, as everyone (and their dog) hits the beaches for a good dose of downhome Independence Day and real Americana.

Some places celebrate their Independence Day on the third – those are noted here. All others take place on July 4, a Sunday this year. Look for Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s Fourth of July lodging availability report a few days before the holiday for any remaining openings, as most places are already booked up almost completely in the region. Click here to find Oregon Coast Lodging that's left.

Astoria. Astoria’s old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration, topped off by the spectacular fireworks. Fireworks begin at dusk and last for 20-25 minutes. Fireworks shot over the Columbia River, East Moring Basin. 503-325-6311. Astoria, Oregon.

Warrenton. Old Fashioned Fourth. Game booths, children’s rides, petting zoo, jump houses, food and vendor booths. Noon to 5 p.m. Robinson Community Park (behind City Hall). Warrenton, Oregon.

Annual BBQ at the Fire Station. Noon to 2 p.m. Adjacent to City Hall on Main Ave.-Warrenton, Oregon. 503-861-7447.


Seaside. 11 a.m. Museum and Historical Society-sponsored parade through downtown Seaside will feature three world championship drum & bugle corps groups. The parade will end on the Museum grounds for an Old Fashioned Social with games, food and activities including a continuous cake walk.  At 10 p.m., the enormous fireworks show will start, coordinated to music and broadcast on speakers along the Promenade. Spectators can also bring a portable radio and tune it to 94.4 fm to hear the musical presentation.

Cannon Beach. No information available, but there is usually a parade through town. No fireworks celebrations because of wildlife refuge restrictions.

North Coast Symphonic Band Concert, directed by Larry Johnson performs at 2 p.m. Cannon Beach City Park.


Manzanita. Several events planned throughout the day.

Manzanita Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fire Hall, Manzanita.

Independence Day Parade, 1 p.m. Through Manzanita – onlookers are urged to join in the marching. 503-368-5100.

Nehalem Bay Winery Fourth of July Barbecue. Free hot dogs. Music by Baby Gramps (blues). $5 cover for music (children under 6 are free and minors must be accompanied by a parent). Free food, but drinks are for purchase. Festivities start a ways after 1 p.m. (just after Manzanita’s parade) and will wrap up about 5:30 p.m. Nehalem Bay Winery, Hwy 53 (just outside of Nehalem). 1-888-368-9463.

Fireworks on the Beach at 10 p.m.

Caboose at Rockaway

Rockaway Beach. July 4th Parade (11 a.m.), Auction at the Caboose at noon. Fireworks at dusk are sizable and impressive for such a small town. 503-355-8108.

July 4 at Garibaldi Museum. 18th Century Sailing Re-enactments and Rope making activities. 12 noon – 4. Garibaldi Museum. 112 Hwy 101. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-8411.

Pacific City – July 3. Fireworks happen at dusk near Cape Kiwanda.

Pacific City

Cloverdale – July 3. Clover's Day Festival: 'Party in the Pasture.' Led by the prettiest cow in town, the Clover's Day parade is just the beginning of fun in this charming small town celebration.    Pancake breakfast, classic auto show, live music. This is one of the oldest events in South Tillamook County. Cloverdale, along Highway 101, north of Neskowin.

Live Music at Cape Kiwanda, July 3 - 4. The Kiwanda Music Festival is planning a sensational show. Music, dancing, and the surf all come together for an extravagant beach party. Pacific City, Oregon.

Taft, at Siletz Bay

Lincoln City. Fireworks on the Bay at SW 51st in Taft, with a National Guard flyover at 3 p.m. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274.

Gleneden Beach 4th of July Celebration includes Pancake Breakfast from 8 - 11 a.m., Craft & Food Fair from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and 16th Annual Parade at 1 p.m. 541-764-8916 or www.glenedenbeach.org

Depoe Bay - 3rd of July. Fireworks at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint beginning at dusk. Parking is limited at the park, but there is parking at various spots in town and a shuttle running about every 20 minutes.  Hot dogs and soft drinks are available for purchase. Depoe Bay, Oregon.

Depoe Bay

Nye Beach (July 3) 8th Annual Newport Clambake and Seafood BBQ again comes to Newport on July 3, with food and fun on the beach, all with a historical theme that recalls the days when Nye Beach was actually a separate village from Newport, connected only by a muddy, ruddy set of wooden planks.

The Newport Clambake and Seafood BBQ goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nye Beach Turnaround. Kicking off this pet-friendly event is a pet parade that start at the Performing Arts Center at 9:30 a.m., ending at the turnaround at 9:45 a.m.
A free shuttle to the event will be available at the courthouse, on Olive St., one block from Highway 101.

Newport. Fourth of July means Yaquina Bay Fireworks. The sky lights up over Yaquina Bay. Best watching spots are the bayfront or South Beach. The fireworks make a massive noise as the sound bounces off the mountains. Newport, Oregon.

Newport's Clam Bake was historically a big part of summer celebrations

Waldport. No information was available, but they typically have their fireworks on the third.

Yachats Fourth of July Ice Cream Social. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $3. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional fifty cents. A variety of beverages will also be sold. Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Yachats Commons, W 4th & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.

Yachats La De Da Parade and Fireworks Show. Fun, whimsical, low-tech parade at noon. Food, entertainment and music all afternoon and evening about town. Spectacular fireworks at dusk over the Yachats Bay.


July 4. 5th Annual Duck for Kids Race. 1,200 Rubber Duckies will be dropped from the Yachats River Bridge, just south of downtown Yachats to race down the river! Watch from the beach below the bridge at Yachats Ocean Road State Park. You may sponsor a duck for $5 or 3 ducks for $10. Buy your chance to win at various local businesses. Yachats State Scenic Area at the Yachats River Bridge.

Florence. Independence Day Celebrations include live outdoor music in Old Town, and a largescale fireworks display over the Siuslaw River.

Local buildings and planter boxes are dressed up in seasonal, USA colors, and flowers are in bloom. Shops and restaurants stay open late to accommodate locals and visitors that come down to watch the fireworks - some offer 'fireworks specials.' Florence, Oregon.

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Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
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All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches
Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.


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Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events.

Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.